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Front view of Intel Xeon E3-1240

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Intel Xeon E3-1240

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More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Front view of AMD A8 3560

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Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 1 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 65W Around 20% lower typical power consumption
Lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 70.08 $/year Around 20% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 19.27 $/year Around 20% lower annual home energy cost

Features Key features of the Xeon E3-1240  vs A8 3560 

L2 cache

A8 3560
4 MB

TDP

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E3-1240  vs
A8 3560 
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1155
FM1

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

details

Xeon E3-1240  vs
A8 3560 
Threads 8 4
L2 cache 1 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

power consumption

TDP 80W 65W
Annual home energy cost 19.27 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 70.08 $/year 56.94 $/year
Typical power consumption 65W 52.81W
Intel Xeon E3-1240
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